Category Archives: Politics

The Thick of It, The West Wing and that “hopey, changey thing” – Omnigenius #3

Pop Lifer is celebrating The Day Today gang’s fearsome stranglehold on most that is good in British comedy. Part 1 began where it almost all began with “The Day Today”. Part 2 delved into the strange, fascinating world of Alan … Continue reading

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Our trouble with footballers

‘We are now obliged to …. return to that pandemic and apparently incurable social disease known as Association Football. We return from the loyalty and fair play of our cyclists, rowers and runners to that vast carnival of cheating, brutality … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot’s laughter in the face of Putin – Picture This #16

For those of you who haven’t been following the news, three members of Moscow’s feminist punk band Pussy Riot – pictured above – were today jailed for 2 years for “hooliganism”, following their performance of an anti Vladimir Putin song … Continue reading

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A tale of one city: London 2011, London 2012 and the need for a Plan B

Rioters surrounding bus in flames, Tottenham 2011, police in foreground – photo Leon Neal, AFP Britain’s men’s gymnastics team claiming bronze, 2012, photo c/o There are more similarities between the outbreak of lawlessness that tore through London one year … Continue reading

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Afrofolk, starring Adrian Roye & The Exiles – Picture This #13

One downside to living in London: they keep throwing these big bloody parties that make the city hellish for its normal residents, and send an army of imported bureaucratic jobsworths onto the public transport system with the sole intention of … Continue reading

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Picture This #11 – Team GB, Men’s Gymnastics, Bronze Winners

More multi-cultural crap, eh, Aidan Burley? Neil

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